When Ron Paul decided to run for president a second time in 2007, he said he just wanted to get into one debate so he could be heard. He knew it was a long shot that he would become the nominee but more important for him was making sure that the real issues were being discussed. He had no idea that from that first debate, the ideas of limited government would spread, and that so many would join him in his fight for the principles that the country was founded upon; that he would be the spark that would revive the interest in the federalist system the founding fathers created.
I think the liberty movement that Ron Paul started can be broken up into three phases, each with its own contribution to the ultimate goal. I believe we are well into the third phase and have an opportunity to bring about real changes. Continue reading
We are all familiar with the three branches of the federal government: executive, legislative and judicial. We were taught that it was an ingenious plan to make sure no one body had too much authority; that the checks and balances in this system would prevent the government from getting out of control and it would help in making sure no one branch was violating the Constitution. Continue reading
Many on the left defend their support for big government and high taxes by saying that as long as the government is helping society as a whole, they have no problem with it. This position is often used to imply that those that do not hold this belief are heartless, and just plain do not care about helping those who are less fortunate.
While pushing for more government programs and more laws, liberals speak of evil corporations and corrupt businessmen. There is no doubt there are evil people in this world, and that power does corrupt individuals. There certainly are a lot of people out there always trying to get ahead by stepping on others’ rights and by breaking the rules.
My question is this: If businessmen can be corrupt, can not a government official? I mean, we are all people after all. Businessmen are not a different type of species. People, in general, can be evil. Why are liberals not as concerned about the corruption that can erupt from giving those in government, more power? Powerful corporations are bad, but not powerful government officials? Continue reading